Rtahu Amdo in China

Unreached of the Day  6/29/2021

Rtahu Amdo in China

You know that the Dalai Lama is Tibetan, but did you know he is from one of the Amdo groups? An eighth-century Tibetan sage prophesied that "When the iron bird flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan people will be scattered like ants across the world and the Dharma will come to the land of the Red Man." In 1959, the Dalai Lama had to flee from Tibet to India, where he lives in exile and continues to work for the liberation of his people from the control of China. The Rtahu Amdo people speak one of the four Amdo languages.

Ministry Obstacles

The Rtahu Amdo people are dedicated Tibetan Buddhists. They worship spirit beings. No Christian believers live among the Rtahu Amdo, and if anyone in the tribe puts all their trust in Christ, community response will undoubtedly be serious.

Outreach Ideas

Believers can take them gospel materials if they are careful.

Scripture Focus

"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone."  Isaiah 9:2

Scripture Prayer

Pray for God’s light to shine brightly among this people.

Prayer Focus

Pray that the Rtahu Amdo would seek the freedom that can be found in Christ—no matter where they live and no matter who rules over them. Pray that they would come to know God's government, the one ruled by a Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Pray for a movement to Christ to flourish among them.



People Name Rtahu Amdo
PronunciationTA-hoo AHM-doe
Country China
10/40 Window Yes
Population 102,000
World Population 102,000
Language Tibetan, Amdo
Primary Religion Buddhism
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image